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The Shimmering Verge by Molly Peacock
Studio 21 (Théâtre français de Toronto)
Toronto, ON
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The Shimmering Verge by Molly Peacock
A Solo Show in Poems Featuring Readings by Toronto Poets In Celebration of National Poetry Month

The Shimmering Verge juxtaposes verse and prose in an exploration of the fine line between metaphor and reality in life and in art. In Molly's own words: "Like stones into a ring the poems are set among stories, confidences, little elucidations--funny, wry, sexy, sad, and shocking." From love, sex and marriage to loss, death and spirituality, the play uncovers the poetry in everyday life.

The play will be performed in double bill with readings from a selection of dynamic Toronto page and stage poets including:

Michael Fraser (Thursday April 4)
Doyali Islam (Friday April 5)  
Anne Michaels (Saturday April 6)
Tanya Neumeyer (Thursday April 11)
Luke Reece (Thursday April 11)
Sachiko Murakami (Friday April 12)
Lara Bozabalian (Saturday April 13)

These readings are generously sponsored by beloved local bookstores: Seekers Books, The Book Exchange, The Great Escape Bookstore and BMV Books. This production is being presented with support from the League of Canadian Poets and the Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto.

The show runs at Théâtre français de Toronto's Studio 21 (21 College Street, Suite 610). For the simplest access, enter on street level across the street from the College Street Fran's and take the elevators in the lobby up to the sixth floor. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Creative Team:
Playwright - Molly Peacock
Director - Karthy Chin
Performer - Madeleine Brown
Lighting Designer - Waleed Ansari
Sound Designer - Laura Dickens
Stage Manager - Aidan Shepherd
Producers - Madeleine Brown and Karthy Chin
Graphic Designer - John Wamsley

Show History:
The Shimmering Verge premiered in 2002 at the Tarragon Spring Arts Fair before touring Canada and the US with performances Off-Broadway, at The National Museum for Women in The Arts in Washington, DC and the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. It was profiled in such publications as The New York Times ("Stunning") and O Magazine.  

About Molly Peacock:
Molly Peacock is the award-winning and bestselling author of seven volumes of poetry. Her most recent is The Analyst: Poems. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, POETRY and The Malahat Review. Her prose titles include bestseller, The Paper Garden: Mrs Delany {Begins Her Lifes Work} At 72, named a Best Book by The Globe and Mail, and How To Read a Poem.  Molly is the former series editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English.


Studio 21 (Théâtre français de Toronto) (View)
21 College Street, Suite 610
Toronto, ON M5G2B3


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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